Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho ‘feels let down’ by the club after they failed to publicly back him over the Paul Pogba situation, according to reports.
Mourinho stripped Pogba of his vice-captaincy after the France international’s comments over the team’s style of play in their 1-1 draw against Wolves.
Since then, there has been an apparent training-ground clash plus three more matches without victory, including a loss on penalties to Derby County in the Carabao Cup.
The Guardian claims the lack of action by the club to publicly defend Mourinho and the failure to make it clear that player power won’t win has disappointed Mourinho.
It is understood that the Portuguese coach ‘feels undermined,’ while he reckons any action now could be ‘too late’ to quieten the discontent.
Mourinho is also thought to frustrated that the Red Devils allowed Pogba and his agent, Mino Raiola, to say what they want without the club responding privately to the player.
Raiola tweeted his backing to Pogba over Paul Scholes’ claims that there was a “lack of leaders” at the club – with Mourinho reportedly hoping that someone from the club would have a private word with Pogba to make sure it didn’t happen again.
However, when approached by reporters to comment following United’s 0-0 Champions League draw with Valencia on Tuesday, Pogba said: “I’ve been told I’m not allowed.”
Indicating the club may now be acting in an attempt to cool the media frenzy over Mourinho and Pogba’s reportedly prickly relationship.